Concentration camp movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant concentration camp movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, emotional, bleak, captivating and disturbing films and TV shows about / with concentration camp, holocaust, world war two, nazi, jewish, survival, against humanity, confined, life is a bitch and war plots mostly in Drama, War and History genres shot in USA, Germany, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as concentration camp: Schindler's List (1993), Life Is Beautiful (1997), The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008), Out of the Ashes (2003), The Devil's Arithmetic (1999), Fateless (2005), Escape from Sobibor (1987), The Counterfeiters (2007), Werewolf (2018), The Photographer of Mauthausen (2018).

List of concentration camp movies

Schindler's List (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 195 min.
Story: The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during World War II.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, concentration camp, genocide, against humanity, jewish, ghetto, survival, rescue, wartime, war, anti semitism ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 1990s, 90s
Place: poland, germany, europe, central europe, israel
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Life Is Beautiful (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A touching story of an Italian book seller of Jewish ancestry who lives in his own little fairy tale. His creative and happy life would come to an abrupt halt when his entire family is deported to a concentration camp during World War II. While ...
Style: tragicomedy, sentimental, touching, inspirational, emotional ...
Plot: human spirit, concentration camp, holocaust, world war two, life philosophy, jewish, nazi, survival, optimism, self sacrifice, fascism, nazism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1939, 1930s
Place: italy, europe, tuscany, poland
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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When his family moves from their home in Berlin to a strange new house in Poland, young Bruno befriends Shmuel, a boy who lives on the other side of the fence where everyone seems to be wearing striped pajamas. Unaware of Shmuel's fate as a ...
Style: touching, heartbreaking, emotional, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: kids
Plot: holocaust, world war two, jewish, concentration camp, childhood, against humanity, friendship, war, nazism, gas chamber, atrocity, nazi ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, poland, europe, switzerland, berlin germany
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Out of the Ashes (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The real-life story of Gisella Perl, a Jewish Hungarian doctor imprisoned in the notorious Auschwitz death camp of World War II.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, auschwitz, human spirit, survival, wartime life, life is a bitch, against humanity, danger, confined, starting over, moral dilemma ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: hungary, europe, usa
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The Devil's Arithmetic (1999)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Hannah Stern, an American-born Jewish adolescent, is uninterested in the culture, faith and customs of her relatives; however, Hannah begins to revaluate her heritage when she has a supernatural experience that transports her back to a Nazi death ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, time travel, nazi occupation, world war two, anti semitism, human spirit, war, heroes, hopes, against humanity, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: poland, europe
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 6.9
 7K
Fateless (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Hungary, Germany, UK, Israel, France, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: An Hungarian youth comes of age at Buchenwald during World War II. György Köves is 14, the son of a merchant who's sent to a forced labor camp. After his father's departure, György gets a job at a brickyard; his bus is stopped and its ...
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, world war two, survival, life is a bitch, confined, estrangement, destiny, self discovery, danger, youth, bus ...
Time: 1940s
Place: hungary, budapest, europe, slovakia, poland ...
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Escape from Sobibor (1987)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Yugoslavia
Duration: 143 min.
Story: During WWII, the death camp at Treblinka had an escape, causing the Commandant at a similar camp in Sobibor to vow (actually threaten) that his camp would never experience the same thing. But those who were its captives, the Jewish laborers that had ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: concentration camp, escape, pow, world war two, captivity, genocide, brutality, against humanity, corporal punishment, holocaust, rebelliousness, moral dilemma ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: poland, europe
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The Counterfeiters (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, War
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story Jewish counterfeiter, Salomon Sorowitsch, coerced into assisting the Nazi operation of the Sachsenhausen concentration camp during World War II.
Style: tense, serious, disturbing, suspenseful, harsh ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, counterfeit money, nazi, forgery, world war two, survival, anti semitism, jewish, german, war crime, racial slur ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany, zurich switzerland, austria ...
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 6.1
 1K
Werewolf (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, War
Country: Poland, Netherlands, Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Summer of 1945. A temporary orphanage is established in an abandoned palace surrounded by forests for the eight children liberated from the Gross-Rosen camp. Hanka, also a former inmate, becomes their guardian. After the atrocities of the camp, the ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, rough, thought provoking, melancholic ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, metamorphosis, escape attempt, escape, humiliation, german abroad, soldier, rivalry, fight, world war two, sexual abuse ...
Time: year 1945, 1940s, 20th century
Place: europe, central europe
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The Photographer of Mauthausen (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Spanish photographer Francesc Boix, imprisoned in the Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp, works in the SS Photographic Service. Between 1943 and 1945, he hides, with the help of other prisoners, thousands of negatives, with the purpose of showing ...
Style: thought provoking, rough, disturbing, captivating, tense ...
Plot: holocaust, nazism, concentration camp, nazi, nazi occupation, photographer, world war two, spanish civil war, slave labor, concentration camp survivor, prisoner, camera ...
Time: 1940s, year 1945, year 1944, year 1943
Place: spain, central europe
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 6.6
 2K
The Truce (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Although liberated from Auschwitz on January 27, 1945, Levi did not reach Turin until October 19 of that year. After spending some time in a Soviet camp for former concentration camp inmates, he embarked on an arduous journey home in the company of ...
Style: sincere, gloomy, bleak, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: concentration camp, world war two, holocaust, hopes, refugee, life is a bitch, confined, against humanity, society, war, escapades, survival ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, post world war two
Place: italy, russia, europe, turin italy, venice
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 7.2
 2K
Remembrance (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Hannah, a young Jewish girl, is rescued from a concentration camp by her Polish boyfriend, and believes he died after their perilous escape. More than 30 years later, the married Hannah faces an emotional crisis when she learns he's alive.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating, exciting
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, life is a bitch, war, romance, love affair, against the odds, couple relations, wartime life, couples, on the run, prison ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, poland
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 7.7
 4K
God on Trial (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In the Jewish tradition of arguing with God, Jewish prisoners in Auschwitz decide to put God on Trial.
Style: serious, disturbing, thought provoking, tense, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, atrocity, legal, world war two, debate, genocide, human nature, human spirit, anti semitism, life is a bitch, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, poland, germany, israel
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 8.0
 5K
Holocaust (1978)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 475 min.
TV show
Story: Holocaust is an American television miniseries broadcast in four parts in 1978 on the NBC television network. The series tells the story of the Holocaust from the perspective of the Weiss family of German Jews and that of a rising member of the SS, ...
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, world war two, ghetto, anti semitism, genocide, rebellion, massacre, war crime, starvation, deportation, auschwitz ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: poland, germany, europe, berlin germany
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Sophie's Choice (1982)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Yugoslavia
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Stingo, a young writer, moves to Brooklyn in 1947 to begin work on his first novel. As he becomes friendly with Sophie and her lover Nathan, he learns that she is a Holocaust survivor. Flashbacks reveal her harrowing story, from pre-war prosperity ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, depressing, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, against humanity, concentration camp, nazis, nazi, world war two, mental illness, post war, haunted by the past, love and romance, wartime life, tragedy ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, post world war two
Place: new york, poland, usa, brooklyn new york city
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The Ninth Day (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Germany, Luxembourg, Czech Republic
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A drama loosely based on Jean Bernard's Nazi-era prison diary.
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, psychological, uplifting ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, world war two, clergy, heroes, soldier, traitor, faith, national socialism, nazi occupation, introspection, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: holland, moscow russia, vatican, paris france, germany ...
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 7.2
 14K
Amen. (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, War
Country: France, Germany, Romania
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The film "Amen." examines the links between the Vatican and Nazi Germany. The central character is Kurt Gerstein, a member of the Institute for Hygiene of the Waffen-SS who is horrified by what he sees in the death camps. Moreover, he is ...
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, sincere, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, ss, concentration camp, politics, genocide, anti semitism, war crime, conscience, torment, idealism, war, fighting the system ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 40s, 20th century, 30s
Place: vatican, germany, europe, poland, rome italy ...
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Seven Beauties (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Director, Seven Beauties stars Giancarlo Giannini (Swept Away) as Pasqualino Frafuso, known in Naples as "Pasqualino Seven Beauties." A petty thief who lives off of the profits of his seven ...
Style: cynical, disturbing, humorous, biting, suspense ...
Plot: world war two, concentration camp, survival, pimp, honor, dark humor, criminal heroes, soldier, life is a bitch, dishonesty, crimes, confined ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s
Place: italy, naples italy, europe, russia, southern italy ...
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My Best Enemy (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Austria, Luxembourg
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Poland 1943: An unlikely pair - a concentration camp prisoner and a captain in Hitler's notorious SS - free themselves from the wreckage of a crashed SS airplane. The two appear to be strangely familiar with each other and the extent of their ...
Style: thought provoking, tense, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: concentration camp, friends, friendship, military, wartime life, soldier, moral dilemma, life is a bitch, against humanity, holocaust, switching roles, confined ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, poland, austria
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Anne Frank: The Whole Story (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Czech Republic, USA
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Anne Frank: The Whole Story is a film based on the life of Anne Frank, a Jewish girl growing up in Nazi occupied Holland. When war breaks out Anne & her family, Otto her father, Edith her mother & Margot her sister move from Germany ...
Style: sincere, uplifting, emotional, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: genocide, holocaust, against humanity, concentration camp, survival, anti semitism, hopes, starvation, auschwitz, confined, life is a bitch, teenage life ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 30s
Place: amsterdam, holland, europe, netherlands
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 7.1
 9K
The Round Up (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, Germany, Hungary
Duration: 115 min.
Story: 1942. Joseph is eleven. And this June morning, he must go to school, a yellow star sown on his chest. He receives the support of a goods dealer. The mockery of a baker. Between kindness and contempt, Jo, his Jewish friends, their families, learn of ...
Style: thought provoking, emotional, disturbing, bleak, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, nazism, concentration camp, nazi germany, injustice, against humanity, genocide, survival, family in danger, anti semitism, wartime life, occupation ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, post world war two, year 1942
Place: france, paris france, vichy, europe, germany
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Adam Resurrected (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, Israel, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Before the war, in Berlin, Adam was an entertainer- cabaret impresario, magician, musician-loved by all until he finds himself in a concentration camp, confronted by Commandant Klein. Adam survives the camp by becoming the Klein's ...
Style: touching, bleak, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: nazi, holocaust, concentration camp, survival, world war two, against humanity, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, mental illness, circus, mental institution, patient ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1930s, 1940s, 30s ...
Place: israel, europe, middle east, germany, berlin germany
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The Aryan Couple (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A WWII Drama about a German/Jewish industrialist who, in order to ensure his family's safe passage out of Germany, is forced to hand over his business to the Nazis.
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Plot: concentration camp, world war two, holocaust, anti semitism, life is a bitch, undercover, hidden identity, uncover truth, forbidden love, survival, wartime life, moral dilemma ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: switzerland, hungary, germany, europe
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Triumph of the Spirit (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport, War
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Fact based story about a former Greek Olympic boxer who was taken as a prisoner during World war II and placed in the Auschwitz prison camp. There he was permitted to survive as long as he fought for the amusement of his captors. His father and ...
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, suspenseful, tense
Plot: holocaust, world war two, concentration camp, survival, boxer, boxing, auschwitz, danger, anti heroes, contests and competitions, against humanity, sport ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: poland, europe, greece
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 7.2
 35K
Hunters (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A diverse band of Nazi Hunters living in 1977 New York City discover that hundreds of high ranking Nazi officials are living among us and conspiring to create a Fourth Reich in the U.S. The eclectic team of Hunters set out on a bloody quest to bring ...
Plot: nazi hunter, concentration camp, war criminal, world war two, neo nazi, male protagonist, revenge, murder, fake identity, nazi, holocaust, hitler ...
Time: 70s, year 1977
Place: new york
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Where Hands Touch (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Germany, 1944. Leyna, the 15-year old daughter of a white German mother and a black African father, meets Lutz, a compassionate member of the Hitler Youth whose father is a prominent Nazi solider, and they form an unlikely connection in this quickly ...
Style: disturbing, emotional, captivating, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: nazi germany, interracial romance, racism, nazi concentration camp, overcoming, hitler youth, concentration camp, young love, genocide, racial injustice, oppression, world war two ...
Time: 1940s
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And Along Come Tourists (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Sven arrives in nowadays Auschwitz to do his civil service at the memorial. He encounters unfriendliness, especially by Stanislaw Krzeminski, the 85 year old KZ-survivor, and Krzysztof Lanuszewski, brother of his early love affair Ania. Even his ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating
Plot: friendship, concentration camp, holocaust, haunted by the past, elderly, obsession, civil servant, memory, war crime, holocaust survivor, auschwitz, golden years ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, brussels
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Perlasca: The Courage of a Just Man (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France, Sweden, Hungary
Duration: 104 min.
Story: It is the real story of Giorgio Perlasca (Luca Zingaretti). During the 1920s he was an Italian Fascist supporter, fighting in Africa an in the Spanish civil war where he deserved a safe conduct for Spanish embassies. After some years, disillusioned ...
Style: disturbing, emotional, serious, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, idealism, genocide, concentration camp, hopes, deportation, nazism, wartime life, life is a bitch, fighting the system, nazi occupation ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 1920s, 80s, 20th century ...
Place: hungary, italy, budapest hungary, sweden, budapest ...
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 6.6
 3K
Olga (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Brazil
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Based upon the true story of Olga Benário, the German-born wife of Brazilian communist leader Luís Carlos Prestes. During the dictatorship of Getúlio Vargas (1930-1945) she was arrested and sent to Nazi Germany, where she was put to death in a ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: world war two, nazi germany, concentration camp, rebellion, life is a bitch, wartime life, couple relations, love affair, revolution, against humanity, war, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, brazil
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The Pawnbroker (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A Jewish pawnbroker, a victim of Nazi persecution, loses all faith in his fellow man until he realizes too late the tragedy of his actions.
Style: emotional, realistic, bleak, serious, psychological ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, concentration camp, survival, against humanity, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, human nature, self discovery, nazi, holocaust survivor, loan shark ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: usa, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, harlem ...
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